After Odysseus visits the wind god, Aeolus, and receives a container with harnessed wind inside. When Odysseus' men are suspicious and open it, the wind sets them off course.
Odysseus then has to travel to the underworld in order to get home.
When Odysseus finally washes up on the shores of Iesha, the king gifts him supplies to travel back home.
Odysseus reaches Ithaca and discussed with Athena how to get rid of the suitors that had invaded the castle in pursuit of Penelope's hand.
Odysseus proves that he was made better by this journey by stopping to make a plan rather than rushing in and killing the suitors.
Odysseus enters the castle in disguise, and wins the archery contest Penelope had set for the suitors, and with the help of his son and some servants, he kills the suitors. Later when he knows that his and Penelope's bed couldn't be moved, he proved himself to Penelope.